School Leadership

School leadership is critical to strategic and purposeful whole-school approaches to teaching of respectful relationships education. As part of school leadership implementation, principals and school leaders are supported through online professional learning and planning tools. 

Audit and Planning Tool

Audit and Planning ToolDownload the Audit and Planning Tool (PDF, 1.2MB)

This resource has been developed to assist leaders to plan for respectful relationships education in their school. The Respectful Relationships Audit and Planning tool enables schools to:

  • identify current programs and resources which address respectful relationships education
  • identify what is expected in terms of embedded practice across the five associated action areas 
  • use their understanding of embedded practice to review current practice
  • develop, carry out and review a plan of action to implement and enhance respectful relationships education in their contexts. 

School leaders are encouraged to maintain their own copy of this document and attend to the relevant components within the context of their school.

Respectful Schools Respectful Behaviour

Download Respectful Schools Respectful BehaviourDownload Respectful Schools Respectful Behaviour (PDF, 4.1MB)

The Respectful School, Respectful Behaviour resource supports school communities to build respectful, safe and supportive learning environments where all members have opportunities to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to become successful, lifelong learners.

This resource provides practical information about:

  • developing and implementing wholeschool, classroom, group and individual approaches to respectful behaviour and relationships 
  • school and classroom best practice
  • supporting individual need
  • dealing with inappropriate behaviour and relationships.


Department for Education, Children and Young People policies

Mandatory Reporting

Everyone in the community is responsible for the safety and protection of children and young people.

Visit the Safe children website for more information. 

Download the Mandatory Reporting Procedure (PDF, 500KB)

What is mandatory reporting?

Mandatory reporting is the legislative requirement for people to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government authorities.

Mandatory reporting further supports the department’s strategic direction to ensure that all learners are provided with a safe and inclusive learning environment which supports and allows them to strive for excellence and reach their full potential.

Mandatory reporting is in line with Safe Homes, Safe Families which is the Tasmanian Government’s, coordinated, whole-of-government Action Plan to respond to family violence.

Who is responsible for mandatory reporting?

Everyone in the community is responsible for the safety and protection of children and young people.

All departmental staff and volunteers are mandatory reporters under the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act (1997) Act.